Where to Brunch in Fairfield County


A table full of brunch foods.Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit…But let’s face it, most days, we’re grabbing a granola bar or half-eaten piece of fruit as we rush out the door each morning. And let’s not forget about that cold cup of coffee left sitting on the counter that’s been reheated multiple times. If your kids are like mine, they ask for snacks non-stop until lunchtime rolls around, and then they need to be fed again. Sandwiches? Soup? Mac-n-Cheese? You name it, and they are asking for it.

That’s why I love the weekends. It’s when we slow down (just a little bit) and don’t need to rush. We do more things together as a family. In between the birthday parties and soccer games, it’s always fun for us to go out to eat. So the invention of Brunch solves the mealtime battle – a combo of breakfast and lunch leaves everyone happy! Especially this mama, who doesn’t have to do any clean-up afterward!

Here is a roundup of the Fairfield County Mom Contributor Team’s favorite local spots for Brunch (with or without the kiddos).

La Zingara {Bethel}

The best Italian Brunch around. They even have a brunch prix fixe with to-die-for weekly specials.

Hub and Spoke {Bridgeport}

Sunday they are serving up a bottomless brunch with two seatings; 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. They have everything from eggs Benedict to mac and cheese, with a raw bar and meat carving stations. And don’t forget the dessert spread or the bottomless Bloody Mary’s and mimosas!

Harborview Market {Bridgeport}

Not a traditional brunch spot per se, but their breakfast menu is insanely good. Great coffee, yummy baked goods, and unique omelet combos.

Market Place {Danbury, Brookfield, & Newtown}

Organic, local, and sustainably-harvested food. They are known for their delicious and healthy menu options and their traditional kid’s menu favorites.

Sonny Side Up {Danbury}

A traditional, no frills brunch spot with huge portions and to-die-for pancakes.

The Chelsea {Fairfield}

Brunch is Sunday Funday at this restaurant located in downtown Fairfield. They offer lots of traditional brunch fare with a twist.

Local {Fairfield}

Fantastic spot for Brunch with kids in tow to enjoy delicious food and drink in a relaxed setting. Try the breakfast bomb (burrito) and bottomless mimosas.

The Granola Bar {Greenwich, Stamford, Westport & Fairfield} 

This full-service restaurant’s menu is available throughout the day, and if you don’t have time to sit and enjoy (or your kids are a little too cranky), you can take out and even call ahead or use their app for quick and easy ordering.

Rosie {New Canaan}

You can taste the love! Brunch is only served on Sundays.

South End {New Canaan}

This neighborhood restaurant combines the old with the new. They offer a bunch of small plates and farm fresh eggs cooked in many ways.

Foundry Kitchen & Tavern {Newtown}

This American eatery serves up hormone and antibiotic-free meats and fish. And their peanut butter and banana stuffed french toast will make anyone very happy!

Marygold’s on Main {Newtown}

French omelets and various smoked salmon options – always fresh and delicious.

Valencia Luncheria {Norwalk}

Delicious Venezuelan cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t sleep on the breakfast tacos and Bloody Mary bar! Extra spicy with olives and shrimp, coming right up.

Washington Prime {Norwalk}

Serving Brunch on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., this hot spot in South Norwalk has a great menu and amazing drinks.

Bailey’s Backyard {Ridgefield}

Farm-to-table deliciousness is located right downtown. Word on the street is that the blackened salmon BLT is what you should order.

Center Street Social {Shelton}

Brunch is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (They open at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays). The menu offers lots of options along with a special kids menu.

Gray Goose Cafe {Southport}

A super eclectic menu with something for everyone. From lobster rolls to smoked salmon to decadent stuffed French toast. Perfect for groups who prefer both savory and sweet brunch options.

Zaza Italian Gastrobar {Stamford}

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You need to try the Nutella Crepes!

Lucky’s {Stamford}

Lucky’s serves a classic brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. You can get eggs done any way, a classic burger, or any of their many salads.

Via Sforza {Westport}

Brunch was always a family tradition with the Sforza family, and now they are sharing it with the public. They offer a full Sunday brunch buffet every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a complimentary mimosa and unlimited coffee.

Terrain Cafe {Westport}

Contemporary American, mostly organic fare. A delicious oasis nestled inside the most serene garden shop. Freshly baked bread in a flower pot is the tip of the iceberg in this absolute gem of a brunch location. Dine, drink and then shop with girlfriends – could a better Sunday exist?

What’s missing? Where is your favorite spot to Brunch?


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